Was delivering my one and only dump stop yesterday getting rid of my 25 or so packages. Along comes the FedEx guy with his one envelope. He asked me if we were working Christmas Eve since it fell on a Saturday. I replied that this UPS guy would NOT be, as I would most likely be out of DOT hours and under our local rider we can refuse this work. He stated that everyone at FedEx was being required to work at their center. I simply said, work your 60 hours by Friday and stay home. His reply was that they can work 70 hours in one week! Can this be true? I know that they are classified as "pilots" but how does that circumvent the DOT allowances? Would think that we don't want our pilots to be working that many hours a week either!